LoneStarCon 2 Program Index: Saturday


Thursday* * Friday* * Saturday* * Sunday* * Monday

Sa0001rw-alamo.cOpen Gaming
Play any game you want to bring -- cards, roleplaying games, boardgames. And be sure to look in on continuous demonstrations of the new Portal introductory set for Magic: The Gathering (run by Wizards of the Coast) and the Middle-Earth trading card game (Iron Crown Enterprises).

Marriott Riverwalk Alamo Ballroom Sec. C 12:01AM-11:51PM

Sa0800rc-12Continental Science Fiction Assn. Meeting

Marriott Rivercenter Room 12 8:00AM-9:50AM
Robert E. Sacks (M)

Sa0900cc-river.aLocal teachers

Convention Center River Sec. A 9:00AM-10:50AM
Gregory Benford, David Brin (M)

Sa0900rc-11Jewish Services

Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 9:00AM-11:50AM

Sa1000cc-202Showcase-Theodore Krulik Reading

Convention Center Room 202 10:00AM-10:50AM
Theodore Krulik (M)

Sa1000cc-203For Kids: Care and feeding of stuffed animals

Convention Center Room 203 10:00AM-10:50AM
Gerri Balter (M), Craig Miller, Debbi Schouten

Sa1000cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 10:00AM-10:50AM
Jack McDevitt, Jody Lynn Nye

Sa1000cc-205Showcase-C. Dean Andersson Reading

Convention Center Room 205 10:00AM-10:50AM
C. Dean Andersson (M)

Sa1000cc-206Ethics in SF: Activism--Every Action is a Political Action

Convention Center Room 206 10:00AM-10:50AM
Martha A. Bartter, J. R. Dunn (M), Beverly A. Hale, Jay Kay Klein, Bradford Lyau, Victoria White

Sa1000cc-207Perry Rhodan Returns

Convention Center Room 207 10:00AM-10:50AM
Robert Feldhoff, John Foyt (M), Klaus N. Frick, Eckhard Schwettmann

Sa1000cc-208Writing 104: Do you really need an agent? How to find a good one.

Convention Center Room 208 10:00AM-10:50AM
Lucienne Diver, Marianne J. Dyson, Ashley Grayson, Irene W. Kraas (M), Donald Maass

Sa1000cc-210Artist Workshop on Cartooning
Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 210 10:00AM-11:50AM
Teddy Harvia (M)

Sa1000cc-centroSometimes the Bear Eats You: Gonzo Texas mystery writers claimed by SF

Convention Center Centro 10:00AM-10:50AM
Neal Barrett, Jr., Bill Crider (M), Scott A. Cupp, Joe Lansdale, Ben Ostrander


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 10:00AM-10:50AM
John DeChancie, Lynn Flewelling, George Guthridge, Peter F. Hamilton, Kim Stanley Robinson, Sharon Shinn, Allen Steele

Sa1000cc-fiesta.aThe Call of the Great Unknown: Why we are compelled to explore space
Even top space advocates sometimes are caught flatfooted when asked the simple question; WHY. The reasons, goals, purposes and rationale of space development is often ignored by the media, partly because such poor answers are provided whenever the question is asked. now you can learn WHY.. maybe you have thought of a reason or goal that no-one else has thought of - so bring it along. spinoffs will be a very minor part of this panel, but questions like ;should there be a backup copy of human civilization on some other planet, or what form art and sports would take in wieghtlessness will be.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Stephen Baxter (M), William Hartmann, Alexis Glynn Latner, Karen Mermel, Larry Niven, Sarah Zettel

Sa1000cc-fiesta.bCloning: Hoary old SF cliche or hot topic of the year?
This panel will cover the evolution of the idea of cloning (PRIMARILY OF HUMANS) from its first mention up to the present, when the larger society is starting to take the issue seriously. Panelists and attendees should try to come of with a list or examples of early and current use of cloning themes in fiction..

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
D. E. Dabbs, Terence M. Green, G. David Nordley (M), S. M. Stirling, Denise Vitola

Sa1000cc-fiesta.eWSFS Main Business Meeting 1
Open to all convention members.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 10:00AM-11:50AM
Don Eastlake III (M), Zanne Labonville, Kevin Standlee

Sa1000cc-missionVirtual Reality Tour of the Solar System
MuSe Technology and NASA co-produced this spacecraft intercept with a comet.

Convention Center Mission 10:00AM-10:50AM
Arlan Andrews, Sr.

Sa1000cc-patio.aShowcase-Vera Nazarian Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:00AM-10:25AM
Vera Nazarian (M)

Sa1000cc-patio.bShowcase-Anne Lesley Groell Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Anne Lesley Groell (M)

Sa1000cc-plaza.aThe Business of Art: Getting more mileage out of your art and your deductions

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 10:00AM-10:50AM
Wayne Barlowe, Rachel E. Holmen, Joy Marie Ledet, Denise Satter, Lee Seed, Ron Walotsky (M), Janny Wurts

Sa1000cc-river.b30 Years of the Trek dynasty

Convention Center River Sec. B 10:00AM-10:50AM
Lillian Stewart Carl, David Gerrold, Barbara Hambly, Capucine R. Plourde, Josepha Sherman, Susan M. Shwartz, Dean Wesley Smith (M)

Sa1000rc-13Friends of Bill

Marriott Rivercenter Room 13 10:00AM-10:50AM

Sa1000rw-crockettTimebinders Interviews

Marriott Riverwalk Crockett 10:00AM-11:50AM
Dave Kyle (M)

Sa1000rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Mary Rosenblum
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 10:00AM-10:50AM
Mary Rosenblum (M)

Sa1000rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Robert Reed
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero 10:00AM-10:50AM
Robert Reed (M)

Sa1030cc-patio.aShowcase-Richard Parks Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 10:30AM-10:55AM
Richard Parks (M)

Sa1100cc-202Showcase-James Allen Gardner Reading

Convention Center Room 202 11:00AM-11:25AM
James Alan Gardner (M)

Sa1100cc-203Showcase-Caroline Spector Reading

Convention Center Room 203 11:00AM-11:25AM
Caroline Spector (M)

Sa1100cc-204For Kids: Greasy, Grimy Gopher Guts and other great songs

Convention Center Room 204 11:00AM-11:50AM
Josepha Sherman, Toni Weisskopf (M)

Sa1100cc-205Why research is as essential to fantasy as to SF

Convention Center Room 205 11:00AM-11:50AM
Lynn Abbey, Adrienne Gormley, J V Jones, Patricia Duffy Novak, Madeleine E. Robins, Susan M. Shwartz (M)

Sa1100cc-206Self Promotion of Your Art

Convention Center Room 206 11:00AM-12:50PM
Muff Musgrave (M), Real Musgrave

Sa1100cc-207Defending our planet--from what?
Asteroids and comets are notthe only dangers the earth faces as a whole. nuclear, biological or chemical war, environmental catastrophies, volcanic eruptions, nearby supernovas, nano-assemblers gone wild, and many other possible dangers face us. how serious are these dangers and what should be done about them if anything? The year 2000 computer problem is a disaster in the making, but it is unlikely to wipe out humanity. what about overpopulation? Are manmade problems worse than natural ones?

Convention Center Room 207 11:00AM-11:50AM
Tom Cool (M), David Feintuch, Jay Lake, Jack McDevitt, Jerry Pournelle

Sa1100cc-208Showcase-Connie Willis Reading

Convention Center Room 208 11:00AM-11:50AM
Connie Willis (M)

Sa1100cc-209Artist Workshop: Plaster casting above the neck
Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 209 11:00AM-12:50PM
Leslie What (M)

Sa1100cc-centroMars Direct: Mounting the Human Expedition
Bob Zubrin will expain the reason why a series of British polar expeditions in the last century failed is critical to our exploration and development of Mars and the moon. his plan, which uses in situ Mars resources to vastly reduce the weight and cost of a manned mars expedtion, will be tested out on an unmanned mars lander in just a few years, and will help bring samples of mars surface materials back to earth in 2005. Bob is also head of the executive committee of the National Space Society, and has also started his own small re-usable launcher company, Pioneer Rocketplane, based in Colorado. Bobs talks have captivated space audiences for the last 8 years.

Convention Center Centro 11:00AM-11:50AM
Robert Zubrin (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 11:00AM-11:50AM
Jeanne Cavelos, J. R. Dunn, Terence M. Green, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Gene Wolfe

Sa1100cc-fiesta.aSFWA Meeting
Members only.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 11:00AM-12:50PM
Robin Wayne Bailey, Michael Capobianco (M), A. C. Crispin, George R. R. Martin, John J. Miller, M. C. Valada

Sa1100cc-fiesta.bHigh tech, live music, and weird modern fantasy: Austin is the nation's slipstream capitol

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Bradley Denton, William Browning Spencer, Bruce Sterling, Don Webb (M)

Sa1100cc-patio.aRising stars: Meet the Campbell Award nominees

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Richard Garfinkle, David G. Hartwell (M), Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Katya Reimann, Stanley Schmidt, Sharon Shinn

Sa1100cc-patio.bShowcase-Kim Stanley Robinson Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 11:00AM-11:25AM
Kim Stanley Robinson (M)

Sa1100cc-plaza.aVenus re-armed &

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Ru Emerson, Jennifer Roberson, S. M. Stirling, K. D. Wentworth (M)

Sa1100cc-river.aI fought the art director and the art director won: covers I'd like to redo.

Convention Center River Sec. A 11:00AM-11:50AM
Vincent Di Fate (M), Bob Eggleton, Elizabeth Garrott, Tom Kidd, Stephen Youll

Sa1100cc-river.bIntellectual Property Rights: Print

Convention Center River Sec. B 11:00AM-11:50AM
Ctein, Lou Aronica, David A. Cherry, Nick DiChario, Steven Gould, K. W. Jeter, James Killus (M)

Sa1130cc-202Showcase-Brenda Clough Reading

Convention Center Room 202 11:30AM-11:55AM
Brenda W. Clough (M)

Sa1130cc-203Showcase-Diann Thornley Reading

Convention Center Room 203 11:30AM-11:55AM
Diann Thornley (M)

Sa1200cc-101Welcome to the Science Fiction Community: Enjoying the WorldCon
An orientation seminar on the background of the World Science Fiction Convention and tips on making the most of the con.

Convention Center Room 101 Noon-12:50PM
Alyson Abramowitz, Moshe Feder, Lori Meltzer, Pat Sims

Sa1200cc-202Showcase-Kate Daniel Reading

Convention Center Room 202 Noon-12:25PM
Kate Daniel (M)

Sa1200cc-203Showcase-Rick Wilber Reading

Convention Center Room 203 Noon-12:25PM
Rick Wilber (M)

Sa1200cc-205Ursa Major Brown Bag Book Auction

Convention Center Room 205 Noon-1:50PM
Judith Ward (M)

Sa1200cc-207How to Snare Mainstream Readers in the Age of Bookstore Chains

Convention Center Room 207 Noon-12:50PM
Patricia Anthony, Joshua Bilmes (M), John R. Douglas

Sa1200cc-208For Kids: Where in the Universe are we?
Send a message to Mars and Jupiter. Tour our part of the Orion Arm. Become a star in the Big Dipper and stretch a string to Andromeda. At least 10 young volunteers needed from the audience.

Convention Center Room 208 Noon-12:50PM
Marianne J. Dyson (M)

Sa1200cc-210Artist Workshop on Pen and Ink
Pen and ink is notall black and white. Come learn from our award-winning cover artist. Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 210 Noon-1:50PM
Brad W. Foster (M)

Sa1200cc-centroIs SF relevant any more? Was it ever?

Convention Center Centro Noon-12:50PM
Gregory Benford, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Ginjer Buchanan (M), Kathleen Ann Goonan, Tasha Kelly, Betsy Mitchell, Richard Parks, Walter Jon Williams


Convention Center Exhibit Hall Noon-12:50PM
Stephen Baxter, Bob Eggleton, Robert Feldhoff, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Ron Walotsky

Sa1200cc-patio.aShowcase-Linda Nagata Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A Noon-12:25PM
Linda Nagata (M)

Sa1200cc-patio.bShowcase-David Sandner Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B Noon-12:25PM
David Sandner (M)

Sa1200cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Art of Janny Wurts

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Janny Wurts (M)

Sa1200cc-river.aEthics in SF: Who counts as human?

Convention Center River Sec. A Noon-12:50PM
Uncle River (M), William Barton, Pat Cadigan, D. E. Dabbs, Mike Moscoe

Sa1200cc-river.bArt rises to a higher dimension: How the spirit moves us within our happy medium

Convention Center River Sec. B Noon-12:50PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley (M), Keith Birdsong, Erin McKee, Ellisa Mitchell, Jennie A. Roller, Lisa Snellings

Sa1200rc-gbBabylon 5 Previews

Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom Noon-1:50PM
J. Michael Straczynski (M)

Sa1200rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with Larry Niven
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham Noon-12:50PM
Larry Niven (M)

Sa1200rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Esther Freisner
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam Noon-12:50PM
Esther Friesner (M)

Sa1200rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with Sean Stewart
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero Noon-12:50PM
Sean Stewart (M)

Sa1230cc-202Showcase-Kij Johnson Reading

Convention Center Room 202 12:30PM-12:55PM
Kij Johnson (M)

Sa1230cc-203Showcase-Michael Swanwick Reading

Convention Center Room 203 12:30PM-12:55PM
Michael Swanwick (M)

Sa1230cc-patio.aShowcase-Bill Crider Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 12:30PM-12:55PM
Bill Crider (M)

Sa1300cc-101Welcome to the Science Fiction Community: Making Connections
Now that you're here, here's how to meet people, get involved and learn to understand this eccentric community. There's lots to do between conventions -- find out what's going on during this seminar.

Convention Center Room 101 1:00PM-1:50PM
Tom Feller, Guy H. Lillian III, Dick Lynch, Andrew I. Porter, Edie Stern

Sa1300cc-202Showcase-Carrie Richerson Reading

Convention Center Room 202 1:00PM-1:50PM
Carrie Richerson (M)

Sa1300cc-203Showcase-Victor Milán Reading

Convention Center Room 203 1:00PM-1:50PM
Victor Milán (M)

Sa1300cc-204For Kids: Creative Writing

Convention Center Room 204 1:00PM-1:50PM
Christopher McKitterick, Vol Ranger

Sa1300cc-206Artists caught in the net!
Web crawling among the tricks, traps, and treasures with Uncle Sam, God, and everyone.

Convention Center Room 206 1:00PM-1:50PM
Ctein, Jael, Laura Majerus, Margaret Organ-Kean, Peggy Ranson (M), Stephen Youll

Sa1300cc-207Friends Don't Let Friends Start Magazines

Convention Center Room 207 1:00PM-1:50PM
Kent Brewster, Algis Budrys, Craig E. Engler (M), Ken Jenks, Charles C. Ryan, Ian Randal Strock, David Truesdale

Sa1300cc-208Showcase-Jack Williamson Reading

Convention Center Room 208 1:00PM-1:50PM
Jack Williamson (M)

Sa1300cc-209Artist Workshop on Oil Painting
Glowing techniques by an award-winning cover artist. Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 209 1:00PM-5:50PM
Kevin Murphy (M)

Sa1300cc-centroDracula: The 100th anniversary
Bram Stoker's novel has been in print continuously for a century.

Convention Center Centro 1:00PM-1:50PM
K. B. Bogen, Crispin Burnham, Suzy McKee Charnas, Roxanne Conrad, P. N. Elrod, Kim Newman (M), Caroline Spector


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1:00PM-1:50PM
Austin Bay, Linda Nagata, Jody Lynn Nye, Katya Reimann, Mary Doria Russell, John Steakley, Susan Wade

Sa1300cc-fiesta.aUpcoming Bantam Releases with Pat LoBrutto

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Anne Lesley Groell, Patrick LoBrutto (M)

Sa1300cc-fiesta.bHow the heck did we find Mars rocks on Earth? Or did we?
Several of us have seen mars rocks with our own eyes. What are these rocks and what can they tell us about the possibility of life on mars, in the past or the present. How can we prove that they are mars rocks. Is mars life related to earth life, and are we actually martians. Where would any martian organisms be found today. Would they be dangerous to earth life or vice versa.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Sandra C. Morrese, Robert J. Sawyer (M)

Sa1300cc-patio.bWhy we're addicted to Patrick O'Brien

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
Fred Duarte, April Lee, Susan M. Shwartz (M), S. M. Stirling

Sa1300cc-plaza.aAfter the takeover: How will Hong Kong fare under Chinese rule?

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Brenda W. Clough (M), Lawrence Person, Bruce Sterling

Sa1300cc-river.aNational Space Society Forum
NSS leaders discuss the next human mission after the space station: the Moon, Mars, or something else?

Convention Center River Sec. A 1:00PM-1:50PM
Marianne J. Dyson (M), Karen Mermel, John Strickland, Robert Zubrin

Sa1300cc-river.bRestructuring the Family

Convention Center River Sec. B 1:00PM-1:50PM
A.M. Dellamonica, Steven Gould, James Patrick Kelly, Elizabeth Moon (M), Robert Reed, Nina Romberg

Sa1400cc-101How to run better conventions
As local conventions proliferate across the country, they become increasingly insular, uneventful, unfocused and dull. Frequent congoers and conrunners discuss how to put more zip into your local con, attract Traveling Jiants and make your con stand out from the herd.

Convention Center Room 101 2:00PM-2:50PM
Judy Bemis, Sue Francis, Mark Olson, Spike Parsons (M), Dick Spelman

Sa1400cc-202Showcase-Arlan Andrews, Sr., Reading

Convention Center Room 202 2:00PM-2:50PM
Arlan Andrews, Sr. (M)

Sa1400cc-203Showcase-Catherine Asaro Reading

Convention Center Room 203 2:00PM-2:50PM
Catherine Asaro (M)

Sa1400cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 2:00PM-2:50PM
Terry Boren, Bill Crider

Sa1400cc-205Angels and Avatars

Convention Center Room 205 2:00PM-2:50PM
Patricia Anthony, Pat Cadigan, Paul J. McAuley, Kurt Roth, Robert Silverberg, Sean Stewart (M)

Sa1400cc-206State of the genre: North American SF/F

Convention Center Room 206 2:00PM-2:50PM
John R. Douglas (M), James Alan Gardner, Robert J. Sawyer

Sa1400cc-207Must a lead character be likable? The dark hero in fantasy and science fiction

Convention Center Room 207 2:00PM-2:50PM
Bradley Denton, David Feintuch (M), John J. Kessel, Michael Swanwick, Walter Jon Williams

Sa1400cc-208Hal is seven months old. Look what he's done for SF already!

Convention Center Room 208 2:00PM-2:50PM
Richard Chwedyk, Howard L. Davidson (M), William Hartmann, Sonia Orin Lyris, Richard Parks, Carol Redfield

Sa1400cc-210Artist Workshop: Painting Critique and Analysis
Can this painting be saved? Bring in your best or a work in progress for an honest academic critique from a master. Advance sign-up required.

Convention Center Room 210 2:00PM-3:50PM
Vincent Di Fate (M)

Sa1400cc-centroEnvironmental Imperialism: Terraforming other planets
How do you apply the reasoning of environmentalists to a whole sterile planet. Robinson has just done this in his Mars series, and a whole book of essays hase been published on the theme. Here reason and ideology may clash!. Is the perogative of life itself to extend itself to new environments in the form of humans and the earth life they bring along stronger than the resistance to a technological future. What happens if we find a world with low level life already present. What planetary objects are worthy of preservation in their 'natural state' ?

Convention Center Centro 2:00PM-2:50PM
Wilhelmina Baird, George Guthridge, Laura J. Mixon (M), Larry Niven, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 2:00PM-2:50PM
Jerry Oltion, Paul Preuss, Mike Resnick, Dave Smeds, S.P. Somtow, Mel. White

Sa1400cc-fiesta.aRegional Horror Texas Style

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
C. Dean Andersson, Roxanne Conrad, Scott A. Cupp (M), Carrie Richerson, Nina Romberg, William Browning Spencer, Don Webb

Sa1400cc-fiesta.bGenre, Gender, Identity, and Sex
How sf explores gender as a social construct, a construct which is often functionally a fetish. Gender does notequal sex. Examples: Melissa Scott's Shadow Man and LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Ctein, Joe Agee, James Alan Gardner, Elise Matthesen (M), Mary Rosenblum, Wendy Wheeler, M. D. Williams

Sa1400cc-fiesta.eAccess To Space: An Update
Focus on fully or partly re-usable launch vehicles, both private and government, financing, technology and design, small, medium and large launch vehicles, comparisons on how the first or primary stage is flown and recovered, if expendable upper stages are used, types of payloads possible, future expansion of method for heavy lift re-usable launcher to deliver power satellite components, space station module and mars exploration vehicles and habs to earth orbit. Current contenders; Kistler, Kelly, Lockheed-Martin, Pioneer Rocketplane, Rotary Rocket, Pete Conrad's company. Comparisons to the partly re-usable shuttle and why it is so expensive to operate, and why the new vehicles can be much cheaper to operate.

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 2:00PM-2:50PM
Gregory Benford, Michael F. Flynn, Rick Kolker, Wil McCarthy (M), Jerry Pournelle

Sa1400cc-patio.aTAFF/DUFF Auction

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 2:00PM-3:50PM
Janice Murray, Pat Sims, Roger Sims, Dan Steffan (M)

Sa1400cc-plaza.aSlide Show: Art of Real Musgrave

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 2:00PM-2:50PM
Muff Musgrave, Real Musgrave (M)

Sa1400cc-river.aTumbling Dice: State of the Gaming Industry
Gaming industry professionals discuss a tumultuous year in the computer and paper gaming hobbies. What happened, why, and what lies ahead?

Convention Center River Sec. A 2:00PM-3:50PM
Wolfgang Baur, Steve Jackson, Warren Spector, Michael A. Stackpole, Allen Varney (M)

Sa1400cc-river.bUpcoming Avon Releases with Lou Aronica

Convention Center River Sec. B 2:00PM-2:50PM
Lou Aronica (M)

Sa1400rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Laura Frankos and Harry Turtledove
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 2:00PM-2:50PM
Laura Frankos, Harry Turtledove (M)

Sa1400rw-travisLiterary Tea: Elizabeth Moon's Remnant Population
Discussing the Hugo-nominated novel Remnant Population. Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Travis 2:00PM-3:50PM
A. T. Campbell III (M), Elizabeth Moon

Sa1400rw-valeroKaffeeklatch with James Patrick Kelly
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Valero 2:00PM-2:50PM
James Patrick Kelly (M)

Sa1500cc-101Famous Femmefen of the 1960s
Women first began entering fandom in appreciable numbers in the 1970s. Before that time the women active in their own right were rare. A few of those still active talk about how it was then.

Convention Center Room 101 3:00PM-3:50PM
Martha Beck, Ginjer Buchanan (M), Joanne Wood

Sa1500cc-202Showcase-Glenn R. Sixbury Reading

Convention Center Room 202 3:00PM-3:50PM
Glenn R. Sixbury (M)

Sa1500cc-203For Kids: Creative Writing

Convention Center Room 203 3:00PM-3:50PM
Tippi Blevins, Toni Weisskopf

Sa1500cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 3:00PM-3:50PM
Kate Daniel

Sa1500cc-205Alternate Space!
The history of the space program in alternate universes

Convention Center Room 205 3:00PM-3:50PM
Stephen Baxter, Michael F. Flynn, Richard Garfinkle, Evelyn C. Leeper, Stanley Schmidt, Allen Steele, John E. Stith (M)

Sa1500cc-206International space station
The fight over building the space station is becoming moot, since it is being built. when it is built, what should its main function be. Can it be expanded, can we reduce the cost of maintaining it and increase the science budget. how can it support research toward other deep space manned activities. What kind of industrial production could actually take place economically on a space station.

Convention Center Room 206 3:00PM-3:50PM
Gregory Bennett, Marianne J. Dyson (M), Al Jackson, Rick Kolker, Ian Randal Strock

Sa1500cc-207Showcase-Edward Bryant Reading

Convention Center Room 207 3:00PM-3:50PM
Edward Bryant (M)

Sa1500cc-208Artists' Seminar: Developing your image and negotiating your value

Convention Center Room 208 3:00PM-3:50PM
Howard Frank, Jane Frank (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 3:00PM-3:50PM
David Brin, Wil McCarthy, Jack McDevitt, Frederik Pohl, Martha Soukup, J. Michael Straczynski, Rick Wilber

Sa1500cc-fiesta.aShould I Sleep with The Editor?
See what advice these experienced writers have for newcomers to the field. You'll be astonished!

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 3:00PM-3:50PM
Gardner Dozois, P. N. Elrod, Jim Frenkel, George R. R. Martin, K. D. Wentworth (M)

Sa1500cc-fiesta.bSpin-offs from classic SF and Fantasy novels

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Roger MacBride Allen, Kevin J. Anderson (M), Robin Wayne Bailey, Gregory Benford, K. W. Jeter, John Maddox Roberts

Sa1500cc-fiesta.eRussian history: A story idea goldmine

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. E 3:00PM-3:50PM
Lubov, C. J. Cherryh, Allan Cole (M), Vera Nazarian, Nick Perumov, Josepha Sherman

Sa1500cc-patio.bCoffeepot Auction for Musgrave Scholarship

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Mitchell Davidson Bentley (M), Cat Conrad, Brad W. Foster, Real Musgrave

Sa1500cc-river.bSelling SF and Fantasy to Hollywood

Convention Center River Sec. B 3:00PM-3:50PM
Steve Antczak, Joe Lansdale, Mary Doria Russell, John Steakley (M)

Sa1600cc-101New Fandom
This derisive title was bestowed on some faneds for being unfannishly "nice." Are they?

Convention Center Room 101 4:00PM-4:50PM
Alexander Bouchard, Tom Feller, Benoit Girard, Mike Glyer (M), Alex Slate, Henry Welch

Sa1600cc-202State of the genre: Latin American SF

Convention Center Room 202 4:00PM-4:50PM
Roger MacBride Allen (M), Patricia Anthony, Charles N. Brown, Don Webb

Sa1600cc-205How to live with a writer

Convention Center Room 205 4:00PM-4:50PM
Edna Budrys, Roxanne Conrad, Denis Loubet, Courtney Willis

Sa1600cc-206The Value of Literary Criticism

Convention Center Room 206 4:00PM-4:50PM
Andy Duncan, Norm Hartman, David G. Hartwell, Peter J. Heck, Farran Miller (M)

Sa1600cc-207Showcase-William Browning Spencer Reading

Convention Center Room 207 4:00PM-4:25PM
William Browning Spencer (M)

Sa1600cc-208Showcase-Robert J. Sawyer Reading

Convention Center Room 208 4:00PM-4:50PM
Robert J. Sawyer (M)

Sa1600cc-210The Art of Editing Art: What art directors do

Convention Center Room 210 4:00PM-4:50PM
Wayne Barlowe, Algis Budrys (M), Elizabeth Garrott, Rachel E. Holmen, Stephen Youll

Sa1600cc-centroPirates of Fenzance
BucConeer committee tribute (?) to Gilbert and Sullivan

Convention Center Centro 4:00PM-4:50PM
Peggy Rae Pavlat (M)


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 4:00PM-4:50PM
Alexis A. Gilliland, Louise Marley, G. David Nordley, Mark W. Tiedemann, Sage Walker, Jack Williamson

Sa1600cc-fiesta.bWhy we're addicted to MST3K

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Aaron Allston, Scott A. Cupp, Brad W. Foster, Martha Wells (M)

Sa1600cc-patio.aI Used to Write Games, but I Got Better
Now they write novels, but they still remember their early days toiling in the game industry--or do they?

Convention Center Patio Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Greg Costikyan (M), Michael A. Stackpole

Sa1600cc-patio.bBreaking In: A Writing Seminar for Beginners

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Donald Maass (M)

Sa1600cc-plaza.aSlide Show and Multi-Media Video of the Art of Lisa Snellings

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Lisa Snellings (M)


Convention Center River Sec. A 4:00PM-4:50PM
Laura Anne Gilman (M), Anne Lesley Groell, Robert Silverberg, Bradley H. Sinor, Walter Jon Williams, Sarah Zettel

Sa1600cc-river.bDemo of Life Support Systems for Mars or the Moon
A team of 5 NASA and contractor employess will present the results of several trials in NASA'S Sealed environment at Johnson Space Center in Houston, where virtually all water is recycled. if this technology can be perrfected, the total amount of water that would need to be carried on a lunar or mars expedition would be drastically reduced, as well as the cost. These team members particpated in a 60 day trail that ended in April of this year. This is cutting edge NASA technology . The presentation will utilize several audio-visual techniques.

Convention Center River Sec. B 4:00PM-4:50PM
Karen Meyers (M)

Sa1600rw-bonhamKaffeeklatch with Michael Swanwick
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Bonham 4:00PM-4:50PM
Michael Swanwick

Sa1600rw-crockettTimebinders Interviews

Marriott Riverwalk Crockett 4:00PM-5:50PM
Jay Kay Klein (M)

Sa1600rw-milamKaffeeklatch with Don Maitz and Janny Wurts
Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Milam 4:00PM-4:50PM
Don Maitz, Janny Wurts (M)

Sa1600rw-travisLiterary Tea: Kim Stanley Robinson's Blue Mars
Discussing the Hugo-nominated novel Blue Mars. Advance sign-up required.

Marriott Riverwalk Travis 4:00PM-5:50PM
Jim Mann (M), Kim Stanley Robinson (M)

Sa1630cc-207Showcase-Susan Wade Reading

Convention Center Room 207 4:30PM-4:55PM
Susan Wade (M)

Sa1700cc-101Big European Cons
Recent efforts to organize Worldcon committees in Europe have led to discussion of holding other "Big European Cons" which might unify Eurofandom or provide an outlet for conrunning evergies. Can Eurofandom come together, or will it remain just talk?

Convention Center Room 101 5:00PM-5:50PM
Stephen Boucher

Sa1700cc-203Showcase-S. M. Stirling Reading

Convention Center Room 203 5:00PM-5:50PM
S. M. Stirling (M)

Sa1700cc-204For Kids: Storytime
Grownups tell stories or read books to the kids attending the con.

Convention Center Room 204 5:00PM-5:50PM
Tippi Blevins, Sue Dawe

Sa1700cc-205X-Rated Comics: Where's the good stuff?

Convention Center Room 205 5:00PM-5:50PM
Phil Foglio (M), Brad W. Foster, John J. Miller, Edd Vick

Sa1700cc-206Everything goes alternative, including art and art markets

Convention Center Room 206 5:00PM-5:50PM
Ctein (M), Patricia Davis, Bob Eggleton, Joy Marie Ledet, Clayburn Moore, Muff Musgrave

Sa1700cc-207Working in the Game Industry
Your standard "how to break into gaming" panel.

Convention Center Room 207 5:00PM-5:50PM
Wolfgang Baur, Loren Coleman, Dave Howell, Steve Jackson, Denis Loubet (M)

Sa1700cc-208Slides and update on the Galileo mission

Convention Center Room 208 5:00PM-5:50PM
William Barton, Bill Higgins (M), Henry Spencer

Sa1700cc-210Nova Express: 10 years of the Texas fanzine that walks like a semi-prozine

Convention Center Room 210 5:00PM-5:50PM
Dwight Brown, Glen Engel-Cox, Jill Engel-Cox, Lawrence Person (M)

Sa1700cc-centroFavorite Authors: Inspirations and pleasure reads

Convention Center Centro 5:00PM-5:50PM
E. Susan Baugh (M), Andy Duncan, Eileen Gunn, Amy Thomson, Andrew C. Wheeler


Convention Center Exhibit Hall 5:00PM-5:50PM
Lynn Abbey, Suzy McKee Charnas, David Gerrold, William Hartmann, Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, William Browning Spencer, B. J. Thrower

Sa1700cc-fiesta.aWriting 105: Dealing with Fans

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
P. C. Hodgell, Terry Pratchett (M)

Sa1700cc-fiesta.bThe inner children's hour: How fairy tales shape us

Convention Center Fiesta Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Ellen Datlow, Lynn Flewelling, Esther Friesner, Josepha Sherman, Susan Wade

Sa1700cc-patio.bShowcase-Pat Cadigan Reading

Convention Center Patio Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Pat Cadigan (M)

Sa1700cc-plaza.aDevelopment of the Marexx CD-ROM by Barclay Shaw

Convention Center Plaza Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Barclay Shaw (M)

Sa1700cc-river.aThe SF/F Baseball Underground

Convention Center River Sec. A 5:00PM-5:50PM
Joshua Bilmes, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Barbara Hambly (M)

Sa1700cc-river.bShort and Sweet: Why short fiction is so well suited to SF

Convention Center River Sec. B 5:00PM-5:50PM
Ron Collins, John Gibbons, Norm Hartman, Hayford Peirce, Carrie Richerson, Martha Soukup, Ray Vukcevich (M)

Sa1700rc-12National Space Society Regional Meeting
Come hear how you can help the leaders, members, and local chapters of the NSS turn science fiction into fact.

Marriott Rivercenter Room 12 5:00PM-5:50PM
Vince Creisler, Marianne J. Dyson, Karen Mermel, Joe Redfield, Robert Zubrin (M)

Sa1900rc-11Jewish Services

Marriott Rivercenter Room 11 7:00PM-8:50PM

Sa2000rc-gbHugo Awards Ceremony

Marriott Rivercenter Grand Ballroom 8:00PM-9:20PM
Neal Barrett, Jr. (M)

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